§ MR. E. R. RUSSELL (Glasgow, Bridgeton)
asked the Lord Advocate, Whether he is aware of the present practice by which, when solicitors in Glasgow have to get deeds adjudicated upon by the stamp authorities, in order to fix the duties to be paid thereon, it is necessary to employ an Edinburgh agent to present such deeds at the Stamp Office in that city, expense being thereby incurred; and, whether the Government will take stops to arrange that in such cases deeds may be handed in at the Glasgow Stamp Office and transmitted by the Glasgow authorities to Edinburgh?
§ THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. J. H. A. MACDONALD) (Edinburgh and St. Andrews Universities)
, in reply, said, the facts were as stated in the hon. Member's Question; but whenever the inconvenience complained of was pointed out to the Board of Inland Revenue, they proceeded to have it remedied, and arranged with their solicitor in Edinburgh that he should receive direct from solicitors in Glasgow, by post, all deeds for adjudication, without employing any agents in Edinburgh.